Human Resources seeks candidates for a Service Learning Coordinator position in Community Services. This position reports to the Director of Community Services. This is a grant funded position. Employment at Washburn may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.
Work is performed in a secured juvenile residential facility and involves direct interaction with adjudicated youth (ages 18-21).
Working with the grant developer/manager at Fort Scott Community College, officials at the Kansas Juvenile Correction Complex (KJCC), the Director of Community Services at Washburn University and the program teacher, identify specifications, concerns and opportunities relative to a U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) grant, and create and develop plans to provide academic and practical instruction in the field of water reclamation to juveniles under the authority of the Juvenile Justice Authority.
In consultation with the Director of Community Services, identify, recruit and hire University students to serve as project leaders for teams of juvenile offenders approved to participate in project construction.
Create projects for completion within the correctional facility that apply principals learned through academic instruction to practical experience relative to water reclamation. Develop plans, guidelines and instructions for students to follow in completing assigned projects. Provide consultation and guidance as needed and requested by the teacher to assist students overcome obstacles to project completion.
Develop reflection curriculum materials and facilitate reflection seminars to enhance participants' understanding of service projects in relation to career opportunities and stewardship of the environment.
Assess completed work and report student success to the teacher for consideration in determining progress and effectiveness of student projects according to grant requirements and industry best practices. Make adjustments as they are needed, working with grant stakeholders as necessary to incorporate changes into the original plan and assist in adjustments to academic instruction.
Perform other duties as assigned to ensure timely completion of water reclamation project(s) as well as the safety of workers and the community in general.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree and experience in the development of service learning projects. Knowledge in the conservation and/or environmental field. Ability to teach and coach individuals at varying levels of education and capability; to understand and apply grant specifications and requirements. Must be at least 21 years of age and successfully pass extensive background checking.
PREFERRED: Experience teaching young adults, teens and/or adolescents. Awareness of security issues in a correctional environment.
Submit a letter of interest, resume, Resume Supplement for Administrative Positions, copy of official college transcript(s), and names and phone numbers of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Washburn University Human Resources, 263 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas 66621. Review of applications has begun and will continue until a suitably qualified candidate has been identified. Salary is mid to upper $30K commensurate with qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits package.
TO ENRICH EDUCATION THROUGH DIVERSITY, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. CANDIDATES FROM UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.